Evidence Summary for the AESO’s Bulk and Regional Rate Design and Modernized DOS Proposal

In Alberta Utilities Commission (“the Commission”) proceeding 26911, the Alberta Electric System Operator (“AESO”) submit its application to redesign its Bulk and Regional Rate Design and Modernized Demand Opportunity Service (“DOS”). At this stage in the proceeding, intervenors have filed their evidence either in support of or against all or some of the AESO’s proposal.



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The Commission’s Decision on Capital Power’s Complaint against Fortis’s Interconnection Charges

In proceeding 26510, the Alberta Utilities Commission (the Commission) issues its decision regarding Capital Power Corporation’s (Capital Power’s) complaint against FortisAlberta Inc.’s (Fortis’s) additional charges to Capital Power for the interconnected of the Strathmore Solar project (the Strathmore Project).



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Capital Power’s Strathmore Project Underbuild Cost Argument

In Proceeding 26510, Capital Power Corporation (Capital Power) argues before the Alberta Utilities Commission (the Commission) why FortisAlberta Inc.’s (Fortis) additional charges to Capital Power associated to the interconnection of the Strathmore Solar Project (the Strathmore Project) are unjustified.



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Capital Powers Applies for Relief from Additional Fortis Charges

In Proceeding 26510, Capital Power Corporation (Capital Power) presents the Alberta Utilities Commission (the Commission) a complaint against FortisAlberta Inc. (Fortis) regarding additional charges associated to the interconnection of Capital Power’s Strathmore Solar Project (the Strathmore Project).



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Alberta Reliability Standards – Cost Allocation

Generating Unit Owners who are seeking to recover costs incurred to comply with the Critical Infrastructure Projects (CIP) Alberta reliability standards have submitted letters outlining their general position on the factual and legal basis for the recovery of these expenditures through the AESO tariff.

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AESO Constraint Management Cost Recovery

The AESO has filed an application to amend the ISO tariff for the purposes of recovering the costs paid to market participants for transmission constraint rebalancing in accordance with the Revised ISO Real Time Transmission Constraint Management Rule (“TCM Rule”).

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MSA Complaint Against TransAlta

On July 27, the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) issued Decision 3110-D01-2015, ruling on the Market Surveillance Administrator’s (MSA) allegations that TransAlta engaged in anticompetitive behaviour in the Alberta market.  Specifically, these events relate to outages at TransAlta units in the period between December 2010 and February 2011. The units in question are subject to Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs), which means that different parties (namely, Enmax and Capital Power) are entitled to the output.

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AESO 2014 ISO Tariff Compliance Filing

In October of 2014, the AESO submitted its 2014 ISO Tariff compliance filing as per Decision 2014-242.  After initial information requests, the Commission split the proceeding into two modules so as to allow for further testing of the AESO’s compliance with Commission Directions 5-8.

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